Shrewsbury v Torquay preview

Team news ahead of Friday night's League Two play-off semi-final second leg between Shrewsbury and Torquay at Greenhous Meadow.

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Sharps: Fitness race

Sharps: Fitness race

Captain Ian Sharps is battling to be fit in time for Shrewsbury.

The defender was troubled by a hernia towards the end of the regular season while a thigh and groin problem forced him off after just 25 minutes of the first leg at Plainmoor.

Sharps is rated as a doubt but Shrews boss Graham Turner is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to get his inspirational leader fit.

Right-back David Raven is in the same boat as Sharps as he looks to recover from the thigh strain that ruled him out on Saturday.

The game has fallen on the day of the club's 125th anniversary and Shrewsbury will hope to make it a double celebration by overturning a 2-0 first-leg deficit and setting up an Old Trafford final against either Stevenage or Accrington.

Torquay boss Paul Buckle has no injuries or suspensions to contend with as his side look to finish off the job.

The Gulls take a 2-0 lead to Greenhous Meadow on Friday night, with goals from Chris Zebroski and Eunan O'Kane in Saturday's first leg putting them on course to reach the final.

Buckle, who has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Bristol Rovers, could name an unchanged side after an impressive performance in the first leg, with on-loan forward Jake Robinson once again expected to line-up against his parent club.

If the Devon outfit see off Graham Turner's side, they will face either Stevenage or Accrington in the final as they look to secure promotion via the play-offs for the second time in the last three seasons.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Burton Alb v Hartlepool
Portsmouth v Bristol R
Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale  
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld  
Exeter v Torquay  
Fleetwood v Wycombe  
Hartlepool v Morecambe  
Mansfield v Cheltenham  
Newport v Burton Alb  
Northamptn v Portsmouth  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
15 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
16 Accrington 43 -3 51
17 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 42 -9 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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